A video game that delves deeply into the traditional lore of the Iñupiat people, “Never Alone” was developed in collaboration with nearly 40 Alaska Native Elders, storytellers and community members. A unique feature of the game is that it allows players to guide both characters – Nuna, an Iñupiat girl, and her animal companion, Fox – in single-player mode or with another player as they encounter frozen tundra, treacherous ice floes, underwater ice caverns and numerous enemies in a journey to save Nuna’s village.
“Never Alone” launched worldwide in November 2014. Last month heralded the arrival of “Never Alone: Ki Edition” for iPhone, iPad, Android and Google Play.
Developed in partnership between CIRI-affiliated nonprofit Cook Inlet Tribal Council and New York-based E-Line Media, “Never Alone” is the first title in a new genre of “World Games” that draw upon unique cultures to create complex game worlds for a global audience. The game is available in 16 languages. For more information, visit http://neveralonegame.com.